A new report shows the impact of ACCESS and MCHIP Program efforts to increase community knowledge and use of maternal, and newborn and family planning care services in Nigeria.
In 2006, USAID/Nigeria provided funds to the ACCESS Program to design and implement a program to increase the use and quality of emergency obstetric, newborn and family planning services in Northwest Nigeria. The ACCESS Program—which later migrated to the MCHIP Program—implemented both community- and facility-based interventions focused on improving the quality of antenatal and safe delivery care, emergency obstetric and newborn care, postpartum care and family planning for healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies.
The interventions were intended to increase the availability of skilled health care providers and key services, improve the quality of the services, and increase community demand for the services.
To read the full report, which summarizes lessons learned in implementing both programs and highlights key results from pre- and post-intervention household surveys, click here.